cover image Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot

Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot

Theresa Reed. Weiser, $18.95 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-57863-768-3

Tarot card reader Reed (Tarot) delivers career guidance based in astrology and tarot in this accessible work. The author uses techniques from her practice to tell readers “how to find potential paths best suited for your cosmic makeup and how to groove with the current movement of the cosmos.” She explains how to interpret one’s sun, moon, and ascendant signs, and provides a modified birth chart in which the traditional “houses” representing the different areas of life have been replaced by such professional considerations as “public image/brand” and “work environment.” Delving into tarot, Reed walks through how to use tarot “spreads” to gain clarity on questions; for example, she explains that in a spread of her own creation, the first card pulled from the deck “shows the energy around the question,” the second indicates “what you need to know,” and the third offers advice. Reed skillfully balances informativeness and entertainment, using playful prose (“I have a red-hot Scorpion Moon temper—and when I get angry, watch out!”) that will keep beginners onboard as she explores more advanced material. The result is a fresh and fun fusion of two esoteric traditions that has something new for novice and experienced practitioners alike. (Aug.)